Questions About Gilgamesh

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Gilgamesh Quizzes & Trivia

These are questions about the bok Gilgamesh.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Was Gilgamesh a real king?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Where did Gilgamesh live and rule from?
    • A. 

      Iraq

    • B. 

      Babylonia

    • C. 

      Chile

    • D. 

      Uruk

    • E. 

      Both b and d

  • 3. 
    Is Gilgamesh the oldest known story on earth?
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 4. 
    What was the story written on and what kind of writing was it?
    • A. 

      12 vases: cunieform

    • B. 

      12 clay tablets: hieroglyohics

    • C. 

      12 swords: cunieform

    • D. 

      12 clay tablets: cunieform

  • 5. 
    What year did it originate and when was it written?
    • A. 

      2000 BC:2700 BC

    • B. 

      2700 BC:200 BC

    • C. 

      2700 AD:2000 AD

  • 6. 
    Where where the stories discovered?
    • A. 

      Egypt

    • B. 

      Iraq

    • C. 

      Library of King Ninevah

    • D. 

      BAbylonia

  • 7. 
    What year did the archaeologist discover the stories?
    • A. 

      800 BC

    • B. 

      1200 BC

    • C. 

      1800 AD

    • D. 

      1800 BC

  • 8. 
    Who is the oldest known author?
    • A. 

      Shin-eqi-unninni

    • B. 

      Homer

    • C. 

      Socrates

  • 9. 
    Gilgamesh was half mortal and half god. Who was the mortal and who was the god(ess)? (mother and father)
    • A. 

      Mother:father

    • B. 

      Father:mother

  • 10. 
    List  the 4 themes in Gilgamesh.
  • 11. 
    Name the 4 universal themes.
  • 12. 
    Who is Gilgamesh's friend (who is half animal half man) that dies? Exact opp. of G. and is innocent
    • A. 

      Beowulf

    • B. 

      Hygelac

    • C. 

      Enkidu

    • D. 

      King Ninevah

  • 13. 
    IN a Homeric Epic, what must the hero do?
    • A. 

      Fight a monster

    • B. 

      Win a battle

    • C. 

      Die

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Who is Gilgamesh?Realizes he is mortal. Main part of book.
    • A. 

      A tree

    • B. 

      The King of England

    • C. 

      A sword

    • D. 

      The main character and a horrible tyrant.